1 The day You gave us, Lord, is ended;
The darkness falls at Your request.
To You our morning hymns ascended;
Your praise shall sanctify our rest.
2 We thank You that Your Church, unsleeping
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And never rests by day or night.
3 As over each continent and island
Each dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor do the praises die away.
4 So be it, Lord; Your throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud kingdoms, pass away.
Your kingdom stands and grows forever
Until there dawns Your glorious day.
|First Line:||The day You gave us, Lord, is ended|
|Title:||The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended|
|Author:||Johann Ellerton, 1826-93|
|Composer:||Clement C. Scolefield, 1839-1904|